MEDFORD — The glamour of the ballroom — from sequin costumes to whirling dancers — will return to Steele County for the eighth time April 28, as 10 couples hit the stage for “Dancing with Our Steele County Stars.”
OWATONNA — After the Owatonna Symphony Orchestra filled the city with sound last Sunday, music lovers can chart a course to St. John Lutheran Church this Sunday, as the Owatonna High School concert band shares the stage with the Medalist Concert Band at 4 p.m.
OWATONNA — The Owatonna High School drama department’s spring production, “Sylvia,” is unusual in multiple respects: first, in that a student — Nick Hagen — has co-directing credit, and, secondly, the fact that the namesake character is a dog who behaves very, very much like a human being.
OWATONNA — Audiences will get to know — and laugh at — the wealthy, eccentric Bullock family, as well as Godfrey, who improbably resurrects his life while employed as their butler, during the Little Theatre of Owatonna’s production of “My Man Godfrey” later this month.
OWATONNA—The images selected for the Capture Owatonna Photo Contest have been unveiled in the Owatonna Public Library, so now visitors to the library can see photographic evidence of what makes the city special through the eyes of local photographers.
OWATONNA — The Owatonna Symphony Orchestra plans to deliver a thunderous and vibrant performance Sunday for its annual concert, to be held this year at Trinity Lutheran Church.
OWATONNA — The Steele County Historical Society’s popular Americana Showcase returns to the Steele County History Center on Saturday with the first concert of 2018, and it will feature the duo of Weep and Willow.
OWATONNA — Nearly a dozen Medford Elementary fifth graders were able to try their hands at the wheels in the basement of the Owatonna Arts Center Tuesday and learn from experienced instructors as part of a new effort by the OAC to expose local youth to art.
OWATONNA — “Let them eat cake” takes on an entirely new — and improved — meaning April 14, as hundreds of cakes will be auctioned off to benefit Owatonna Young Life.
OWATONNA — American Idol, once television’s top-rated program, is back in the national consciousness due to a reboot this spring by ABC, but, of more local importance, a former winner of the show will perform in Owatonna later this month.
OWATONNA — St. Mary’s will once again be represented this year in the Minnesota Band Directors Association Honor Band, as eighth-grade tuba player Scott Weckman is one of the 85 students selected for the group out of 268 who auditioned.
OWATONNA — The Hennepin Theatre Trust has confirmed what anyone who has attended an Owatonna High School play in recent years already knows: The OHS theater department puts on a spectacular show.
OWATONNA — As has become tradition in Owatonna, the middle school chamber orchestra and jazz band will team up to deliver a concert at the Owatonna Arts Center next month.
OWATONNA — Professional potter Glynnis Lessing, who has taught clay classes in Chicago, Minneapolis and Northfield, will bring her expertise to Owatonna for the first time next month, as she leads a clay workshop April 14.
OWATONNA — In April, the Owatonna Arts Center will feature Dana Hanson’s “Healing the Land” series of paintings, spiritual depictions of the Native Americans who first walked this soil.
OWATONNA — Having already gained acclaim with the release of multiple EP’s — as well as garnering fans through extensive touring — the musical duo of DeKam & Johnson has released their first full-length album.
OWATONNA — Spring and summer are finally on the horizon, and a new season of Healing Arts at Owatonna Hospital will reflect that hopeful feeling with plenty of bright, vibrant color.
OWATONNA — Owatonna’s orchestras will present a wide range of pieces during a concert Monday night, and “it should be a really nice blend of program music,” said Owatonna High School’s orchestra director, Sandra Justice.
OWATONNA — The Owatonna High School Jazz Band will perform its final formal concert of the year Sunday night, and it will be a star-studded affair, as the show will also feature a guest soloist in trumpet/jazz professor Robert Baca, and Owatonna’s superintendent, Jeff Elstad, as a guest vocalist.
OWATONNA — Only three area high school students were selected to play with the Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra during their concert this Sunday, and Owatonna’s Brianne Ulrich is one of the fortunate few who earned her way into that elite company.
OWATONNA — The Owatonna High School concert band will take the stage Thursday night for the year’s final formal concert, and they’ll be joined by special guests: the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s wind symphony.
OWATONNA — As has become a beloved custom in the city, the Owatonna Arts Center will be full of art projects created by local students this month, and an opening reception will be held Tuesday evening.
OWATONNA — Sheila Morris will discuss growing up “half and half,” as the daughter of a Chinese father and white mother, during a special presentation March 13 at the Owatonna Arts Center.
Talented local musicians will once again be putting their musical aplomb to charitable use next weekend, as the Hometown Sampler returns to the Little Theatre of Owatonna.
OWATONNA — The Lux String Quartet, a Twin Cities-based ensemble, will bring its dynamic style of music to the Owatonna Arts Center Sunday afternoon for the second time in the past couple of years.
OWATONNA — The latest show in Mark Woodrich’s ongoing Jefts Hall concert series will feature The Roe Family Singers and opening act Matt Arthur Friday.
OWATONNA — With domestic violence playing such a prominent role in this month’s Little Theatre of Owatonna production, “A Streetcar Named Desire,” the theater company is partnering with the Crisis Resource Center of Steele County to provide information and resources regarding domestic abuse.
OWATONNA — Owatonna native Nick Markell is responsible for not just one, but two 2018 wildlife stamps in the annual competition conducted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Audiences should prepare to be transported from cold, rural, wide-open Minnesota to cramped, sweltering, urban New Orleans, as the Little Theatre of Owatonna presents Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “A Streetcar Named Desire.”
As a way of demonstrating people can still enjoy outdoor activities even during the winter — as well as showcasing snow-covered Brooktree Golf Course — Owatonna Parks and Recreation will conduct Winterfest Feb. 10.
OWATONNA — Despite feeling alone and a bit defeated on Saturday, Matt Terres persevered in Manthey Park this weekend to uncover the much sought after medallion.
When the New York Knicks held a ceremony to retire the jersey of Hall of Famer Bill Bradley, Bradley — who became a New Jersey senator and was a Rhodes scholar at Princeton — addressed the Madison Square Garden crowd, telling them about an encounter he’d had years earlier with a man followin…
OWATONNA — Experienced photographers and aspiring shutterbugs now have an opportunity to share their love of Owatonna with the Capture Owatonna Photo Contest.
OWATONNA — Performers ranging from students to staff to members of the community took the stage Saturday at Owatonna High School for the eighth-annual Music Boosters of Owatonna benefit concert.
Brittany Correll, a junior at Medford High School, is raising funds to combat sex trafficking by producing a concert Saturday on the Pillsbury campus in Owatonna featuring Tru-Serva, a Christian hip-hop artist, and Juice the Comedian.
OWATONNA — A wide spectrum of musical acts, from students young and old to staff members and alumni of the school district, will take the Owatonna High School auditorium stage Saturday night during the Music Boosters of Owatonna eighth-annual benefit concert.
OWATONNA — The striking, socially-conscious artwork of Alison Price will be on display in the Owatonna Arts Center gallery later this month and in February, with most of the pieces focused on trees — and the ties that link all of humanity together.
OWATONNA — On yet another frigid January day outside, residents of Ecumen Brooks were able to enjoy the warm, smooth sounds of classical music inside Wednesday afternoon while learning more about the inner workings of a symphony orchestra from “OboeBass!”
OWATONNA — Several members of the Owatonna Diving Club will jump into the new year in chilly — but exhilarating — fashion Monday, diving under the ice and into the cold water of Kaplan’s Quarry.
OWATONNA — Those who enjoyed the Baker house’s dancing lights in 2016 now have another home to observe on the same block, as Nolan Baker executed a similar display at his neighbor’s residence this holiday season.
OWATONNA — Considering the concert will be conducted only a few days before Christmas, it makes sense holiday tunes will be on the program for Tuesday’s Owatonna High School Carolers/Concert Choir/Symphony Orchestra show — though it won’t be exclusively Christmas music.